16 Apr 2012

126 Open Studio Residency Project: Helen Caird

126 Open Studio Residency Project

Helen Caird

April 18th - May 12th, 2012

Following its successful launch last year, 126 is pleased to announce that local artist Helen Caird will be undertaking this years Open Studio Residency Project in 126’s Queen Street gallery space this coming April and May.

During this period, the gallery will be transformed into an open studio, and the artist is invited to explore elements of their practice in this new context. The project will culminate as a short exhibition during the final week. The space will be open to the public during normal gallery hours for the duration of the project, and we would encourage members of the public to visit, to observe and converse with the artist at work. We hope that this will foster an environment where the public can engage with and gain a greater insight into the contemporary creative process.

Helen Caird is a recent graduate (2011) of Cluain Mhuire, G.M.I.T., with an honours degree in the discipline of Painting. Since leaving college, she has been involved in a number of shows which include the RDS Student Art Award Show, as well as its travelling exhibition (August - October 2011), the PrettyvacanT Dublin “Unused and Unloved” Exhibition (October 2011) and TULCA (November 2011). Helen is a founding member of The Kitchen Table Collective which formed in June, 2011. She is also the group’s representative (along with another core member) for the ADAPT initiative.

126 will be open to the public during normal gallery hours (Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm - 6pm) for the duration of the residency project.

Please join us for the closing reception on May 9th to see how the project unfolds.

Closing reception: Wednesday May 9th, 7pm

Artist talk: Friday May 11th, 1pm

7 Apr 2012

Call for submissions: 126 Gallery - New Orleans

126 Gallery - New Orleans (USA) - August 11th - 25th, 2012

Call for submissions: 126 Gallery - New Orleans (USA) - August 11th - 25th, 2012

126 Gallery is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA. The Good Children Gallery is a pioneer artist-run space based in the St. Claude Arts District aimed at enhancing the cultural landscape of New Orleans. The space serves as a bellwether for artistic endeavors by exhibiting engaging work from local, national, and international artists.

As part of this new partnership, the galleries will exchange exhibitions during the upcoming programme year. 126 Gallery will travel with a show to New Orleans in August 2012, with the Good Children Gallery bringing a show to Galway in June 2013.

126 would like to welcome submissions as part of its exchange programme with the Good Children Gallery. The exhibition will be a solo project and take place from August 11th - August 25th 2012, during the White Linen Festival. This is a unique opportunity to showcase work on an international scale during the busiest period in the New Orleans art district. This exchange aims to bring new talent to new audiences and to create opportunities for future projects and collaborations.

Submissions should include the following:
(1) specific proposal (2) artist statement and biography/cv (3) images of work / links to video files (4) submission fee

Submission fee: €10 to 126 members / €20 to non-members
Submissions by e-mail: contact@126.ie
Submissions by post: 126 Gallery, Queen St, Galway, Ireland

The deadline for submissions is 1st June, 2012